Prepares dental auxiliary students to respond proactively to dental emergencies, control infection, prevent disease, adhere to OSHA Standards and safely manage hazardous materials. Students also take patient vital signs and collect patient medical/dental histories. CPR certification is a prerequisite; students will be required to show proof of certification before beginning the course. This course is a WTCS aligned course required in both the Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant programs. This course must be taken at NTC, no transfers, because the content of this course is specific for this program/site.
Analyze advanced concepts of direct and alternating current (DC & AC) and expand the knowledge of electrical circuitry. Various equipment will be studied that converts AC to DC and also that inverts DC to AC. The effects of varying frequency on AC filter circuits will be explored through labs. The usage of various voltage regulators will be also be covered. IET 5 expands on concepts learned in IET 1, IET 2, and IET 3 and will continue to be expanded upon in IET 6.
Introduces the microcontroller, a tiny computer which uses digital inputs and outputs to control electrical/electronic circuits. A Basic Stamp microcontroller will be programmed via a USB port to a PC using a PBASIC editor program. It will then be connected to digital inputs such as switches and sensors and used to control output circuits such as LED displays, DC motors, relays, buzzers and servo motors.
This course prepares the learner or graduate for licensure. Simulated written and practical examinations. Individualized study plans, stress/test anxiety management strategies, and dental hygiene license obtainment are addressed. Course goal is to strengthen learner performance on written board and clinical practical examinations. No challenge test available.
Develops the principles of electrical fabrication. Emphasis will be given to the practical application of interpreting engineering drawings, wiring machine components and troubleshooting electrical panels.